There are movies that challenge your mind and beliefs, movies that make you think and cry, and movies that confront important issues in a way that makes you want to do something to right wrongs and make the world a better place.
I am not interested in those movies (usually).
What I want to know are your picks for movies that you can just settle down to watch with a drink and be entertained.
One of my picks: Night of the Creeps. Alien slugs! Undead Frat boys! “Screaming like banshees!” This movie is a great example of a fun movie!
Killer Klowns: Oh, man was this fun. The ‘Parade of Horror’ bit always leaves me rollin’ in the aisles.
Night of the Creeps: Yep, this one’s a good no-brainer. Sam, you ever catch the ‘alternate’ ending to this one? I’d only ever seen the cable (original?) release, until the flick ran on a network station’s Late Late Movie one night, and I was surprised to see it wind up differently. Well, slightly, anyway.
Tremors: The chemistry of Bacon and Ward is the best part of this one, especially the cigarette goof, in the beginning of the movie. You can see them looking at each other, and trying not to laugh, when the crumpled pack refuses to give up a butt, nearly forcing them to reshoot the entire 5 (or maybe it was only 3?) minute continuous shot. The second one was pretty fun, too, actually. Still haven’t tracked down the direct to video 3rd installment, though.
Which leads me to Eight Legged Freaks: While it don’t quite stand up to the previous film, it was still pretty enjoyable. Ten minutes in, and there’s spiders on the loose! If’n ya haven’t seen this one yet, catch it in a theater; simple summer-movie popcorn flick.
Murder by Death: A lampoon of the noir detective flicks. The bit with the possibly dead butler (Alec Guinness!) and his clothes is worth the rental.
Robot Jox: The first flick I’d ever seen with piloted giant robots. I discovered this one while I was pretty heavily into BattleTech (the tabletop version, before the PC games started rolling out.)
[sub]Thanks, Sam Hell, now I’ve gotta go find that tape with Creeps on it… I’m pretty sure it’s on the one with the Rowdy Roddy flick…[/sub]
Read the OP again. The word “stupid” was never mentioned. The author stated: movies that “you can just settle down to watch with a drink and be entertained.” I think Desperately Seeking Susan fits that bill - it’s clever and fun and colorful and doesn’t make you think to enjoy it.